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Announcement :: Human Rights
09 Dec 2009
Some events in Boston and Cambridge listed
on UJP Calendar.
See also act-ma, and
International Human Rights Day: Hearing on Immigrant Workers' Rights

When: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 3:00 pm
Where: St Paul's Cathedral 138 Tremont St Boston

Workers’ Rights are Human Rights!
International Human Rights Day
Hearing on Immigrant Workers’ Rights
Help us celebrate the 61st Anniversary of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
and advocate human rights in the workplace at a Workers’ Rights Board Hearing.
Hear testimony by immigrant workers, and workers’ rights experts, on workplace issues and challenges including:

• Rev. Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association
• Rabbi Barbara Penzner, Temple Hillel B’nai Torah
• Joshua Rubenstein, Northeast Director, Amnesty International USA
• Horace Small, Executive Director, Union Minority Neighborhoods
• Bishop Peter D. Weaver, New England Conference of United Methodist Church

For more information contact (617) 524-8778 or visit

Sponsoring Organizations: Amnesty International USA, Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, Irish Immigration Center, MIRA Coalition, Mass Interfaith Worker Justice, Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, MassNOW, New England Jewish Labor Committee, SEIU 509, SEIU Local 615, UE District 2, UNITE HERE New England Joint Board, Union of Minority Neighborhoods


Human Rights Day Candle Light Vigil

When: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 6:30 pm
Where: Harvard Square Cambridge Pit behind the Harvard T-Stop

The indigenous adivasi population of India has borne a disproportionate burden of sacrifice for its progress. Although tribals constitute 8% of India's population, they are 40% of the 60 million people displaced by large projects from 1947 to 2004. Today, the lives of the already marginalized adivasi communities of Jharkhand, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Maharastra are being battered by violence and displacement. These communities that have been at the receiving end of economic and social exploitation and also victims of a non-participatory and undemocratic paradigm of development.

Let us come together on Human Rights Day, Dec 10th to share our thoughts and raise our voices against the trampling of the rights of the indigenous communities all over the world. Let us light a candle in solidarity with the basic inalienable rights of indigenous people to live in peace in a place of their choice. We will also talk about some activities that are taking place in India and how we can stand in solidarity.

We will gather and light a candle and sing. Feel free to bring a poster and a song. Candles and cups will be available.


Defending Our Communities from Federal Repression

When: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 6:30 pm
Where: Cambridge Public Library 45 Pearl St. Cambridge Lewis Room

What do you do when the FBI comes knocking at your door? Do you know what your rights are and how to assert them?

Join us for a discussion of federal repression in the Muslim and Arab communities, with a focus on the case of Tariq Mehanna.

Panelists will also discuss the history of repression against the Black Liberation and Puerto Rican independence movements, highlighting strategies of self defense that have worked in the past.

This event will include video excerpts with legal information on how to protect yourself, your family, and your community.

**Co-sponsored by the Free Tariq Committee and Jericho Boston**

*The Cambridge Public Library is not a sponsor of this event.*


PO Box 301057
Boston, MA 02130


See also:
http://UJP Calendar -

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